Wednesday, March 28, 2018

118 Confirmed Graduates; 2 Conferred with Honors

By: Casanore Frias

One hundred eighteen graduates including two cum laude participated in the 14th Commencement Exercises of CapSU Mambusao Satellite College, March 26.
The graduates satisfactorily completed the requirements in their respective programs. Out of the total number of graduates, 65 finished BS Computer Science (BSCS); 25, BS Office Administration (BSOA); 15, BS Food Technology and Entrepreneurship (BSFTE); and 13 completed their Bachelor of Arts, major in English (AB English) degree.
Dr. Editha C. Alfon, University President, conferred their undergraduate degrees.
Among the graduates, two finished with honors. April Joy A. Esteves from the BSFTE and Rona Mae L. Lapso from the BSCS graduated at the top of their batch.
They received the University Academic Excellence Award, Sen. Manny Villar Excellence Award, Deputy Speaker Fredenil H. Castro Award of Excellence, ESGP-PA Excellence Award for Esteves, and PSITE Excellence Award for Lapso.
Deputy Speaker and Representative of the Second District of Capiz Hon. Fredenil H. Castro graced the affair as this year’s commencement speaker.
Being the graduate with the highest GPA, Ms. Esteves was given the privilege of delivering words of gratitude on behalf of the graduates.
Dr. Stephanie S. Pimentel, president of the alumni association, initiated the induction of the new graduates to the CapSU Mambusao Satellite College Alumni Association.
The president of the Senior Class Organization, Mr. Jayven L. Fuego, led his fellow graduates in their oath of loyalty to Capiz State University.

Monday, March 5, 2018

CapSU MSC Sends Delegation to FLP Regional Conference

By: Renanti Vista

The delegation from CapSU Mambusao composed of (from left) Anamae Estores, Prof. Edzil Besonia, 
Renanti Vista, Jayven Fuego, Peter Jhon Alido, Nevelyn Jean Aminoso, Richie Magbanua, and
Prof. Freden Delgado.
CapSU Mambusao Satellite College (CapSU MSC) faculty and students partipated in the 10th Future Leaders of the Philippines Regional Agri-Related Work Conference and CDAFF Regional Assembly at West Visayas State University-College of Agriculture and Forestry, Feb.26-Mar. 1.
Renanti Vista, FLP chapter president; Peter Jhon Alido, chapter escort; and members, Jayven Fuego, Nevelyn Jean Aminoso, Richie Magbanua, and Anamae Estores, with Prof. Freden S. Delgado, chapter adviser; and Ms. Edzil Besonia, faculty member, comprised the delegation of CapSU MSC.
The 10th Future Leaders of the Philippines Regional Agri-Related Work Conference and CDAFF Regional Assembly was conducted to gather students who are believed to be future leaders, and also to bring together Deans of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery.
This annual conference aims to provide venue for the students to enhance their talents and skills in the different contests, and most of all, to develop their leadership skills.
With this year’s theme “FLP: Creating a Collaborative Future for Innovation and Environment-caring Development,” students were enlightened to fostering innovation and development without harming the environment. Development is a threat to environment, but the conference has awakened the mind of the participants that development can still be achieved without harming our environment.
During the conference, the participants joined in the different contests. Vista competed in extemporaneous speaking and quiz bowl; Alido in tour guiding; Fuego and Aminoso in table skirting; Magbanua in fruit carving; and Estores in bangus deboning.
Only this school year that the Future Leaders of the Philippines organization was put up at CapSU MSC and for the first time sent delegates to the FLP regional conference.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CapSU MSC Folk Dance Wins Bronze in PASUV VI Culture and the Arts Festival

By: Ma. Victoria Valad-on

Capiz State University-Mambusao Satellite College (CapSU MSC) folk dancers brought home bronze medals after making it in the top 3 during the 2017 Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges-Western Visayas (PASUC VI) Folkdance Competition held at the University of Antique, Sibalom Campus, Nov. 6.
Having been adjudged champion during the Intercampus Meet 2017, CapSU MSC folk dancers were given the privilege to represent the University in the regional level.
The folk dance group was composed of Andrian Mamon, Diego Kyron Lopez, Jason Sanchez, Jeremy Falsario, Zarah Anne May Dela Torre, Myrize Ledesma, Rachelle Facto, Jaisa Mae Lozano, Leslie Launio and Peter Jhon Alido. They trained under the supervision of Dr. Jemmy T. Lozano.
Though finishing only third, group made history by bringing home for the first time medals for the Campus from the PASUV VI Culture and the Arts Festival.
This year’s PASUV VI Culture and the Arts Festival was participated by 11 state universities and colleges in Western Visayas.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Badminton Teams Finish 1st Runners-up

By Mark Christian Gayoma and F.S. Delgado

CapSU Mambusao’s men’s and women’s badminton teams won silver a piece during the 2017 Inter-Campus Meet, Sept. 27-30, at CapSU Pontevedra Campus.
The men’s team was composed of Justine Dominic Esico, Kenneth Lizada, Daniel Liba, Mike Nelson Lacson, and Alvin Felonia.
In the first elimination round, the team faced three tough teams.
In their first two games, they won over CapSU Dumarao and CapSU Dayao but lost to the defending champion CapSU Roxas City in their third game.
In the second elimination round, they defeated CapSU Dumarao, CapSU Pilar, and CapSU Pontevedra which gave them a chance to face once again their last year’s foes in the championship match, CapSU Roxas City.
This year’s finals match in men’s badminton was a déjà vu.
In the first single, Esico took control of the game, 21-12 and 21-10, making him undefeated in all his matches.
In the doubles match, Lizada and Liba took the first set, 21-18, but lost the second and third sets, 11-21 and 15-21.
In the deciding match, Felonia bore the pressure of facing the defending champions.
However, he bowed to the smasher of CapSU Roxas City, 15-21 and 16-21.
Once again, CapSU Mambusao men’s badminton settled for the silver.
One the other hand, the women’s badminton team duplicated the silver finish of the men’s team.
Jeroe Ann Arteza, Iza Uñada, Geraldine Ponce, Donna Rufino, and Carlyn Salvador also succeeded in their rally in the women’s badminton.
In the first elimination round, they won over CapSU Tapaz and CapSU Pontevedra but lost to CapSU Roxas City.
In the second elimination, they once again defeated CapSU Pontevedra, giving them a twice-to-beat advantage in the finals.
The team faced CapSU Roxas in the championship match.
Despite the twice-to-beat disadvantage, CapSU Roxas City was able to push a do-or-die game.
In the winner-take-all match, Salvador lost to her opponent, 6-21 and 12-21, in the first single.
In the doubles, Uñada and Rufino tried to push a deciding set but fell short, 23-21, 19-21 and 19-21.
CapSU Roxas City took the gold in the women’s badminton while CapSU Mambusao earned the silver.

Sepak Takraw Women’s Team Takes Gold; Men’s Team Settles for Bronze

By Generoso Laveros and F.S. Delgado

On the second year of the inclusion of women’s sepak takraw in the inter-campus meet, CapSU Mambusao finally got the championship trophy after defeating CapSU Roxas City in the final matchup, Sept. 29, in CapSU Pontevedra Campus.
The team composed of Ana Mae Torres, Maria Jellian Oñas, Zandra May Legpitan, Christine Joy Baylador, and Nevalyn Joy Aminoso dominated the game after winning the match in straight two sets, 21-17 and 21-12.
The group managed to remain undefeated from their first matchup with CapSU Sigma until facing CapSU Roxas City in the championship battle.
Though the team had the twice-to-beat advantage, they did not allow their opponents to push the game to a do-or-die set.
In order to play in the championship match, the ladies had to defeat their opponents from other campuses.
Their first game was against CapSU Sigma, then CapSU Pilar and finally CapSU Roxas City.
After winning three games, they were guaranteed a slot in the finals with a twice-to-beat advantage.
Last year, the team fell short as it landed only in third place.
After their defeat, the ladies promised to themselves that they would work hard to finally win and they succeeded.
“Excited guid kami nga magcompete this year because handum guid namon nga makabawi sa amon pagkaperde last year,” Ana Mae Estores, team captain, said.
(We were excited to compete this year because it was our dream to redeem ourselves from our loss last year.)
Though not as successful as the women’s, the men’s team took the bronze.
The men’s team composed of Laurence James Lapidez, Karl Emmanuel Anisco, Valine Marcon, Celemar Valad-on and Christian Jade Baylador failed in their own quest for gold after bowing to CapSU Roxas City in the stepladder match.
The team had a good start claiming the victory in the first set.
However, their opponents recovered in the second set and maintained the momentum of their game toward the third set.
Both the men’s and women’s teams were under the same coach.
Leo B. Pula’s first venture as a coach had been instrumental to the victory of the campus’ sepak takraw teams.
Under their new coach, the players trained hard and showed their commitment and dedication.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Faculty, Students Participate in Tree Planting Activities

By: Steve Binoy

Capiz State University-Mambusao Satellite College joins the Youth Proyekto Philippines-Youth Environment Support tree planting activity, Sept. 22, in Brgy. Burias, Mambusao, Capiz.
The faculty and staff together with the officers of Supreme Student Council (SSC) and Future Leaders of the Philippines (FLP) planted narra and acacia seedlings at the vacant land owned by one of the campus employees, Mr. Herman Baranda.
Prior to this, the officers of the same organizations conducted a tree planting activity on July 26 in observance of the National Disaster Resilience Month.
They planted seedlings along the road at the back of the Graduate School building. This area used to be planted with mahogany trees but because of the road widening project of the government, the trees were cut down.
The students planted seedlings on the vacant space on the side of the road as replacements for the trees that were removed.
Being the biggest organizations in the campus, the SSC and FLP want to spearhead in initiating activities for the conservation and preservation of our environment.
“As SSC officers, we have responsibilities to our fellow students. But we have bigger responsibilities to our environment. We have to include in our action plan activities that concern our environment,” SSC President Ma. Victoria Valad-on shared.
“As student leaders, we look after the welfare of our fellow students. Likewise, as God’s people, we should be stewards of His creation,” FLP President Renanti Vista added.
Tree planting activity can help in climate change mitigation as trees absorb carbon dioxide, which is largely blamed for global warming.

Monday, September 4, 2017

CapSU Mambusao Students Place 3rd in Reg’l PSITS Quiz Bowl

By Steve Binoy and F.S. Delgado

BS Computer Science students Zyra Lence Judit and Gemrey Luna won third place in the quiz bowl during the 24th Regional IT Congress slated Aug. 31-Sept. 1 at Grand Xing Imperial Hotel, Iloilo City.
To promote excellence in IT education and unity among IT students in the region, the Philippine Society of Information Technology Students-Western Visayas (PSITS-WV) organizes every semester this IT Congress.
The Congress this semester was anchored on the theme “Information Security: Nation’s Priority.”
Hundreds of students enrolled in IT-related courses from different universities and colleges in the region took part in this assembly, including the 84 BS Computer Science students of CapSU Mambusao.
Participants learned from the topics taken up during the Congress.
Gamiel Mamblotan, founder of White Hawk Society, talked about Cyber Security; Game Development was discussed by Garena PH; and Joey Gurango expatiated on the Gurango Software.
Aside from listening to lectures, some of the participants joined in the quiz bowl and digital art contest.
Judit and Luna represented CapSU Mambusao in the quiz bowl.
During the early round of the contest, the tandem of Judit and Luna was way behind their opponents.
In the final round, they managed to answer a number of questions enough to secure the third spot and be among the winners.
Prof. Rosel L. Dionio, satellite college director and officer of the Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators-Western Visayas (PSITE-WV), was proud of what Judit and Luna had achieved.